On the eve of opening a rookie minicamp, the Eagles announced on Thursday night that they have signed all five of their draft picks, becoming the first NFL team to do so.
That means all five picks – Andre Dillard, Miles Sanders, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Clayton Thoreson, and Shareef Miller – should be in town this weekend to participate in the camp.
Dillard will wear No. 77, Sanders No. 26, Arcega-Whiteside No. 19, Thoreson No. 8, and Miller No. 76.
The Eagles also announced that they have signed 10 undrafted free agents.
LB Joey Alfieri (Stanford)
T Ryan Bates (Penn State)
LB T.J. Edwards (Wisconsin)
RB Nico Evans (Wyoming)
G Nate Herbig (Stanford)
G Sua Opeta (Weber State)
C Keegan Render (Iowa)
DT Anthony Rush (UAB)
WR DeAndre Thompkins (Penn State)
DT Kevin Wilkins (Rutgers)
Notes of interest:
Bates (pictured above) is a graduate of Archbishop Wood in suburban Philadelphia and is one of four Penn State players on the roster now.
Three of the undrafted free agents are on the interior of the offensive line, with Herbig, Opeta, and Rendler. Due to some depth concerns at both guard spots and center, one of them could have a legitimate shot to stick around this fall.
Edwards and Alfieri are interesting prospects, but will really need to stand out to make the final roster after the free agent signing of veteran Zach Brown. Both Edwards and Alfieri, though, are sold practice squad observations.